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You know those new little clips for holding your binding on while you hand stitch it?  Well, this weekend I found another great use for them.  I was making a vinyl window/door for the skid loader here at the retreat. It will help keep the elements out this winter and hopefully keep the fellows inside a bit warmer. I sandwiched the vinyl between two layers of outdoor fabric and used the clips to hold it together while I stitched. Worked GREAT!

And here it is all finished and on the machine.

Hmmm, wonder if they'll let me drive it???  OH... and now they want me to so vinyl windows for the sides.  

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Comment by Terry F on November 1, 2013 at 5:14am
Go BJ!!!
Comment by Barbara Graham on October 31, 2013 at 12:39pm

You're so clever! I'll be those guys will find all kinds of uses for your talent.

Comment by Shannon, ON on October 29, 2013 at 6:14am

BJ you are sewwwww smart!

Comment by Amy | Columbus, OH on October 29, 2013 at 5:36am

chef? Alton Brown would be proud that these clips are not simply a uni-tasker.  :)

Comment by Sharon Reeves on October 28, 2013 at 6:27pm

This sure a cool idea!!! Keeping them warmer will put you in their good graces for things you want. It's getting colder her in Woodinville, but another day of sunshine for tomorrow is great, before the rains start again. Tomorrow we'll be covering the MH until it's time to uncover it to head to AZ in Jan. Hope that you got all your firewood split, stacked and covered and ready for winter.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on October 28, 2013 at 6:25pm

Nice fix.  Be careful what you wish for... DH had me learn to drive the skid steer this summer.  It's like milking the cows - a skill you might be better off not knowing!  :D  

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on October 28, 2013 at 6:15pm

How clever!  Aren't those the BEST little clips?  I've used them for several tasks other than binding; they grip pretty firmly.  I also gave them as Christmas presents to several of my quilting friends last year.  (Hate the box they come in though!)

Comment by Pam/NY on October 28, 2013 at 4:31pm

They have got to love you to death...spoil them rotten and they'll do anything you ask!!!!

Comment by Barb/WI on October 28, 2013 at 4:27pm

Smart!  But, be careful, now they know how talented you are, they might keep you really busy!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 28, 2013 at 4:18pm

Nice idea!

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